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Regis University EDLS 643 Capstone Project By Jon Wuerth. -Moving Forward- Capstone Project. Multiple award-winning program Expansion to 78 students Drawing from 18-20 elementary schools High parent and community support Assessment evidence of high academic success

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Moving forward capstone project

Regis University

EDLS 643

Capstone Project

By Jon Wuerth

-Moving Forward-CapstoneProject


How are we doing

Multiple award-winning program

Expansion to 78 students

Drawing from 18-20 elementary schools

High parent and community support

Assessment evidence of high academic success

Integrated natural science-based experiential curriculum framework in place

Devoted and passionate students

How are we doing?


Moving forward the road ahead

Larger staff size and student population

Increased responsibilities for all

TOSA to coordinate multiple program aspects

RtI integration from ground up

PBIS modifications and improvement

Abundant parent helpers needing responsibilities

Standards-based report cards

Opportunities to improve student achievement

Moving Forward – The road ahead


Smart goal student achievement

By the end of the 2012-2013 school year

90% of the fourth grade students will

be proficient or advanced in writing as measured by the Colorado TCAP.

Smart Goal – Student Achievement


Rationale

We are moving forward in our instruction, and the state standards will be our framework. Standards-based report cards (SBRC), as adopted by Academy 20, will provide us with a valuable tool to accurately assess student academic growth. This will provide clarity to parents/guardians about the progress their child is making toward meeting or exceeding the identified state standards at the fourth grade level. The SBRC allow us to accumulate bodies of evidence ensure 90% of students achieve proficient or advanced on TCAP writing.

RATIONALE


Plan objectives

Our focus:

Ensure 90% of School in the Woods students receive a proficient or advanced TCAP score on the spring 2013 TCAP

Ensure teachers have designated planning time to focus on those students scoring PP on their 3rd grade writing TCAP

Ensure the teachers have determined which reporting indicators will be taught each quarter

Ensure 3-6 bodies of evidence have been identified for each of the fourth grade Colorado Academic Standards

Plan Objectives


Our goal is to answer four questions

What do students need to know, understand, and be able to do?

How do we teach effectively to ensure students learn?

How do we know that students have learned?

What do we do when students don’t learn or reach proficiency before expectation?

Source: “Standards- Based Classroom”

Colorado Coalition for Standards-Based Education, 2008

Our goal is to answer four questions:


Steps for implementation of sbrc

Begin communication about SBRC

Determine reporting indicators

Plan assessments

Create rubrics

Receive training for data entry- Infinite Campus

steps for implementation Of sbrc


Action plan

Action Plan


Action plan part 2

Action Plan Part 2


Action plan part 3

Action Plan Part 3


Action plan part 4

Action Plan Part 4


Communication essential for success

Communication – Essential for success

Message – School in the Woods has had considerable success over its 13 year history both in student achievement and improvements in student affect. Yet, we can all raise our bars. With coordinated curriculum alignment and assessment, effective PBIS program, devoted staff, and an integrated and organized parent/community network assessment scores, reflecting increased student knowledge and understanding, can be obtained.


Communication continued

Communication Continued


Student achievement

Strengths

Students who apply often have higher achievement.

Students come from higher socio-economic level.

Parents are supportive

Students feel sense of obligation to “step it up.”

Challenges

Students come from up to 20 different schools.

Takes time to initially assess all “new” students.

Only have them for one year

Limited staff size

Lack of common planning

Student Achievement


Csap scores 2011 2012

  • Third grade CSAP scores of incoming School in the Woods students (for one class):

    • UPPPA

  • Reading2176

  • Writing5165

  • Math3715

  • 18 students on the bubble either just above or below.

  • CSAP Scores 2011-2012


    2011 csap writing scores

    2011 CSAP Writing Scores


    Scantron scores fall and spring

    Testing Period (8/22/11 to 9/30/11) - (4/6/12 to 5/18/12)

    Gain

    Student SS SEM Test Date SS SEM Test Date SS Difference SEM of Difference

    Student2947 (65) 8/25/11 3201 (80) 4/26/12 +254 (103)

    Student 2865 (67) 8/25/11 2796 (62) 4/26/12 -69* (92)

    Student 2799 (72) 8/25/11 2824 (63) 4/26/12 +25* (96)

    Student 2865 (71) 8/26/11 2902 (71) 4/26/12 +37* (101)

    Student 2400 (62) 8/25/11 2458 (62) 4/27/12 +58* (87)

    Student 2787 (65) 8/25/11 2716 (63) 4/26/12 -71* (90)

    Student 2864 (67) 8/29/11 2781 (66) 4/27/12 -83* (94)

    Student 2934 (75) 8/29/11 2915 (59) 4/26/12 -19* (95)

    Student 2710 (69) 8/25/11 2936 (64) 4/26/12 +226 (94)

    Student 2499 (65) 8/29/11 2887 (66) 4/26/12 +388 (92)

    Student 2688 (60) 8/29/11 2871 (61) 4/26/12 +183 (86)

    Student 2497 (62) 8/29/11 2688 (60) 4/26/12 +191 (86)

    Scantron Scores Fall and Spring


    Budget

    Strengths

    We have made it work

    Grants have been earned

    Flexibility in budgeting

    Small student population

    Much equipment has been purchased already

    Challenges

    Earn right to set up budget for school or have input

    Has been reduced by 30%

    School population increase

    Budget


    School culture

    Strengths

    Parent Involvement

    Student Involvement

    Motivation

    Commitment

    Community

    Blog

    Multi-year parents

    Passion

    Challenges

    Parent Involvement

    Scheduling

    Personalities (small staff)

    Commitment

    Only one year

    Training of staff, parents, students

    School culture


    Example of culture and volunteerism

    SCHOOL IN THE WOODS SUMMER WATERING SCHEDULE

    We really appreciate your help with watering and weeding the garden plots & native flower bed area over the summer.

    • Raised Bed Area: The hose in the garden area is attached to the building and is easy to see. Please water the four raised beds, and the small row of flowers alongside the cold frame area.

    • Native Flower Bed: This area is in the front of the school where you walk in on the right side. The hose is under the ramp of the first portable cottage.

    • Greenhouse and Cold Frame: Were not watering the greenhouse or cold frame as they are done for the season.

      Make sure you put away the hose and any equipment when you finish. You do not have to water every day if the garden doesn’t need it. So far this summer, 3x's a week seems to be enough. When you water, water deep and use your own judgment. Also, Mr. Wuerth said, If you want to plant anything else in the garden feel free.

      Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Example of culture and volunteerism


    Parent created schedule

    Parent created schedule


    Parent involvement

    Strengths

    Many parents

    Considerable time

    Parent competencies

    Dedication

    Commitment

    Club leaders

    Challenges

    Scheduling

    Cancellations

    Training

    Follow-through

    Distractions (talking)

    Privacy (between staff)

    Parent Involvement


    Parent volunteer data

    Daily 1-2 volunteers

    Weekly 7-12 volunteers

    Library 1-3 per week

    Math 1 per day

    Clubs2-3 per week

    Special events 2-8 parents

    Total hours per year2500+ hours

    Parent Volunteer Data


    Volunteers at our school

    Volunteers at our School


    Student discipline

    Student Discipline

    • Strengths

    • Few concerns

    • Peer support

    • TRACKS program

    • Responsible students

    • Parent support

    • Greater mobility

    • Challenges

    • Consistency between students

    • Consistency between teachers

    • Awarding TRACKS

    • TRACKS rewards??

    • Consequences (type)

    • Sequencing of rewards and consequences


    Current refocus sheet questions

    Answer the following questions in complete sentences, using most of the words in the question in your answer.

    What was the inappropriate choice that you made?

    Why was it not a good choice?

    What can you do differently in the future?

    What can Mrs. Esposito, Mr. Wuerth, Ms. Roberts, and Mrs. Powers do to help you make good choices and to help you succeed at School in the Woods

    “Current” Refocus Sheet Questions


    Standards based report cards

    Standards-Based Report Cards

    Let’s all know our learning targets.


    Our targets are important

    Our targets are important…

    Yet, seek paths less traveled as well.


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